The Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program

It is the goal of UTHealth to attract first-rate researchers and provide them with an outstanding Postdoctoral training experience. The Postdoctoral Certificate Program serves to augment laboratory training in an effort to better prepare Postdoctoral Fellows for their future endeavors in science. Each semester Postdoctoral Fellows will enroll in courses though the Registrar’s Office. It is a 2 year, 15 semester credit hour program. There is a Career Development Series including grant writing, ethics, communication skills and other related topics. Department Seminars will earn the Postdoctoral Fellow 1 semester credit hour and Supervised Research is required each semester for 2 semester credit hours. An elective of choice will provide supplemental instruction in a specialized area, such teaching, technology or other courses of interest to the Postdoctoral Fellow. Upon completion of fifteen hours of coursework, a certificate will be awarded.

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NIH - RCR Requirement

NIH policy requires instruction in responsible conduct in research for postdocs supported by any NIH grant. The UTHealth Postdoctoral Training Program offers a semester long weekly course in RCR.   The Postdoc certificate training program curriculum includes all areas of training required by the NIH.   Read the NIH Notice.

NSF - RCR Requirement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires documentation of a plan for ensuring that trainees participating in NSF-funded research projects receive appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR). Read the announcement.

 

How to apply ?

Application Instructions

IMPORTANT NOTE: The application form is not available on line. You must receive it directly from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.  

To obtain an application you can call or e-mail Leslie Beckman at (713) 500-6612  (leslie.beckman@uth.tmc.edu) or Michelle Foskett at (713) 500-5608 (sheila.foskett@uth.tmc.edu).  The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is located on the 2nd floor of the Medical School Extension, MSE R256. The Office is happy to assist you in anyway in completing all of the required forms. 

Related Forms

Current Course Schedule

Course Curriculum - Overview 

Fall 2014 Semester

Spring 2014 Semester